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of the relief they need, the u.s. congress approves almost $10 billion in aid for victims of hurricane sandy. the first hand transplant in the uk. the man said it is going to transform his life. for the first time, the friend of the woman who was gang raped in new delhi has been speaking of their ordeal. he said he tried to defend his companion, who later died of her injuries. there were left lying in a street, begging for help. we cannot identify him, for legal reasons. >> his 23-year-old was raped, beaten, and thrown from a moving bus. he cannot be identified for legal reasons. >> we were shouting at the top of our voices, trying to make people hear us, but they had switched the lights in the bus off. we tried to resist them. even my friend kept shouting for help and fought with them, trying to save me. she tried to dial the police number, but they had smashed her mobile. they threw us out of the bus, and even tried to run as over. >> and he said the attack lasted 2.5 hours. five men have been charged. authorities are holding a sixth man, believed to be a juvenile. >> they tried to run as
for superstorm sandy. the house is expected to vote on the first round of aid today. gun-control advocates introduced legislation on the first day of the new congress to ban high- capacity ammunition magazines in recent -- used in recent massacres including the one at sandy hook last month. carolyn mccarthy of new york said the assault magazines help put the mass in that shooting and anything we can do to stop their proliferation will save lives in america. she lost her husband in a shooting on the long island rail road. she introduced the ammunition ban with fellow democratic congress member diane degette of colorado. gun control supporters are hoping an apparent shift in attitudes after the sandy hook killing might pave the way for reform. in the latest potential sign of that shift, republican congressman peter king of new york questioned ownership of assault weapons during an appearance on msnbc. >> i really do not know why people need assault weapons. i am not a hunter but i understand people who live in rough neighborhoods or in a small business want to maintain a pistol to protect an
to address violence against women. >> also on thursday, pupils of newtown's sandy hook elementary school return to class for the first time since a gun man killed 20 other classmates three weeks ago. lessons are being held in a school building in a neighboring town. security has been tightened. local police say sandy hook is now the safest school in america. >> we have actually installed numerous different security devices at this school. we will remain present on location until further notice. >> the tragedy sparked a national debate on gun control in the u.s., but gun sales have actually risen since the attack. many gun owners fear tougher legislation banning or limiting the sale of certain weapons is on the way. in december, the fbi performed background checks for nearly 2.8 million customers at gun stores. that is an increase of 39% over november. >> salvage teams flew to an alaskan island to assess damage caused to a shell oil drilling rig that ran aground their days earlier. the rig was being towed into port when strong winds forced it towards a rocky shore. environmentalists have
under $10 billion in aid to the victims of superstar sandy. the senate earlier approved a $60 billion package. the speaker of the house of representatives called off a vote on that bill, incurring the anger of fellow republicans in the states hardest hit, new york and new jersey. the young pakistani education activist has been released from a british hospital three months after being shot by the pakistani taliban. she has made a remarkable recovery and reconstructive surgery was scheduled for next month. she was struck by the taliban because of her advocacy for girls' education. we start with ski jumping in sports. an austrian has won the third leg in the four hills tournament. he is looking good to retain his four hills crown prepared heading into the -- his four hills crown. heading into the final round on sunday. >> defended his claim to the four hills ground in outstanding fashion. his jobs as sealed a convincing win for the 22-year-old -- his jumps sealed a convincing win for the 22-year-old austrian. >> it is absolutely incredible to win at home. the crowd is going wild. it is o
and madagascar. in october, hurricane sandy swept through the caribbean and slammed into the east coast of the u.s. causing an estimated $60 billion worth of damage. in december, powerful typhoon caused the death of over 1000 people in the philippines. the areas affected by these disasters will be recovering for many months. there were less dramatic events that are likely to affect almost everyone in 2013. that is because many places hit by destructive weather in 2012 are the same places that produce our food. the u.s. suffered its worst drought in 50 years. the summer was so bad as some people compared it to the drought of 1936 at the height of the dust bowl era. russia also suffered a crippling drought. europe did not fare better
into surrendering. is president joe biden has been talking with the nra. he is heading a task force after the sandy hook school shooting. thailand will be sending about 400 refugees back to me and more. is the second such deportation in one week. they were found in a rubber plantation and more than 100,000 of them have been displaced after sectarian violence. members of the community in thailand have been protesting against the government of myanmar. they have gathered outside in bangkok. they want them to stop the fighting. this may soon be a thing of the past four primary students in indonesia. they want the subject removed so more time can be spent on things like religion and nationalism. they say the move is a step backward. we have a report from jakarta. >> learning about the motion. it is a prime exercised for children around the world. these children may lose out on some experiments of the government goes ahead with taking a science out of the curriculum. >> science is cool. lots of beautiful, objects can be made through science. when i grow up, i want to be a professor in biotechnology. >>
for victims of superstorm sandy. the house approved a bill friday after house speaker john boehner canceled a vote on a wider $60 billion package, a move that sparked harsh criticism. as the smaller bill against on the house floor, democratic congressmember steny hoyer of maryland and the idea of velazquez of new york announced bronner's decision. >> while it is never too late to do the right thing, it is late that we're doing this thing. and we are doing only the bare minimum. >> it is indefensible that as americans continue to suffer from the impact of sandy, the house majority could not get their act together to bring the entire package to a vote. >> house speaker boehner says he will being the remaining $51 billion in relief to vote on january 15. president obama is expected until the nomination today former republican senator chuck hagel of nebraska as a net secretary defense, replacing leon panetta. a vietnam war veteran and three- term member of the senate, he has faced criticism from right- wing foes over his positions on israel and dealing with iran, as well as from progressive cri
, massive floods in pakistan. there was hurricane sandy in the u.s. all around the world, a couple of years back in the kremlin, they had to ban wheat exports because they're having such extreme heat waves the could not export it anymore. we saw the price of grain go up threefold around the world. the message from all of this and what our weather agencies have been telling us, this is the new normal. this is not some freak extreme weather event. we have seen a trend over the past few decades of extreme weather events on the rise, getting worse and worse as we put more carbon pollution into the atmosphere and make climate change worse. >> you're just in antarctica. can you describe going from australia to antarctica and back? >> i just got back to australia yesterday from antarctica, where i was talking to people there about the impacts of climate change. western and predict that is still very cold, but it is actually the most quickly warming land mass. west antarctica has more than three times the global average -- has warmed more than three times the global average. it is having an impact
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